Dale currently works as the Lecturer of Lighting and Sound Design at Christopher Newport University in Newport News, VA as well as working as a freelance lighting designer for theaters across the country. Originally from the Midwest, Dale has lived and worked across the country, from California to Virginia. When not doing theater, Dale is involved in her local running and Crossfit communities. She dabbles in photography, furniture construction, and painting. Dale holds a B.A. in Theater from Illinois Wesleyan University and an M.F.A. in Lighting Design from the University of Virginia.